Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Migraine patients can now try three new drugs for prevention

Until this year, migraine sufferers had to make do with drugs originally developed for other medical conditions, such as high blood pressure or depression. Now, there are three new drugs that were developed just for preventing ...

Neuroscience

Does the brain really feel no pain?

The brain has no nociceptors – the nerves that detect damage or threat of damage to our body and signal this to the spinal cord and brain. This has led to the belief that the brain feels no pain. A belief that has entered ...

Health

How to head off an ice cream headache

(HealthDay)—Slow down and savor your ice cream sundae or smoothie—it's the best way to prevent the dreaded head pain commonly known as "brain freeze."

Neuroscience

Neurologist explains how new migraine drug works

The FDA announced approval on May 17 of a novel preventive treatment for migraine headaches. Aimovig is the first in a new class of migraine-specific drugs that works by blocking an action of a protein that is increased in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The cold truth about migraine headaches

(HealthDay)—Early humans' ability to adapt to cold climates may have been helped by a genetic variant that's common in modern people who live in colder regions—and is linked with migraine headaches, researchers say.

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